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Jar Jar Binks' Fate Has Been Revealed

Sorry, he's not the Sith Lord you wanted him to be.

Jar Jar Binks' Fate Has Been Revealed
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Sorry everyone, it turns out Jar Jar Binks is not the Sith mastermind you might have thought he was. The most-hated character in all of Star Wars history enjoyed a brief redemption in the eyes of certain fans thanks to a popular theory that he was actually an evil genius pretending to be an idiot. According to this theory, he was the Sith Lord behind all the galaxy's troubles in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, secretly pulling the strings while pretending to be a hapless fool.

Alas, it turns out he was actually a hapless fool. Jar Jar's fate has finally been addressed in a canon property, meaning (in theory) there's no going back on this. In the new Star Wars novel by Chuck Wendig, Aftermath: Empire's End, our favorite punching bag pops up for a cameo appearance.

Excerpt via Mashable:

A refugee boy named Mapo encounters a Gungan performing for kids on the streets, clowning around in a fountain twice a day while being studiously avoided by the grown-ups.

"Meesa Jar Jar," says the clown when Mapo introduces himself.

The clown distracts the orphan from his own sadness by popping his eyes and bulging his cheeks, but is hiding a sadness of his own.

"Jar Jar makin some uh-oh mistakens," the Gungan says, explaining why he isn't wanted anywhere either. "Desa hisen Naboo tink I help the uh-oh Empire." He stares into the distance, suggesting he knows more than he's saying.

So there you have it. The once-happy clown is now a very very sad clown.

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